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Norah

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Honor
  • #1811 All Time
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How popular is the baby name Norah in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 9 0
1881 13 13 0
1882 13 13 0
1883 20 20 0
1884 12 12 0
1885 15 15 0
1886 12 12 0
1887 9 9 0
1888 15 15 0
1889 7 7 0
1890 11 11 0
1891 16 16 0
1892 11 11 0
1893 16 16 0
1894 13 13 0
1895 18 18 0
1896 18 18 0
1897 22 22 0
1898 11 11 0
1899 10 10 0
1900 18 18 0
1901 11 11 0
1902 16 16 0
1903 11 11 0
1904 7 7 0
1905 10 10 0
1906 12 12 0
1907 9 9 0
1908 11 11 0
1909 9 9 0
1910 12 12 0
1911 9 9 0
1912 10 10 0
1913 18 18 0
1914 21 21 0
1915 22 22 0
1916 14 14 0
1917 25 25 0
1918 22 22 0
1919 31 24 7
1920 23 23 0
1921 19 14 5
1922 21 21 0
1923 27 18 9
1924 33 27 6
1925 31 23 8
1926 16 11 5
1927 23 23 0
1928 20 20 0
1929 18 18 0
1930 13 13 0
1931 17 17 0
1932 21 13 8
1933 24 14 10
1934 21 15 6
1935 12 12 0
1936 7 7 0
1937 11 11 0
1938 15 15 0
1939 17 12 5
1940 21 16 5
1941 16 11 5
1942 23 23 0
1943 24 19 5
1944 15 15 0
1945 26 26 0
1946 26 21 5
1947 24 24 0
1948 29 22 7
1949 34 29 5
1950 27 22 5
1951 35 35 0
1952 23 17 6
1953 32 32 0
1954 19 19 0
1955 32 26 6
1956 14 14 0
1957 20 20 0
1958 37 37 0
1959 16 16 0
1960 25 25 0
1961 28 28 0
1962 24 24 0
1963 25 25 0
1964 21 21 0
1965 19 19 0
1966 19 19 0
1967 21 21 0
1968 17 17 0
1969 14 14 0
1970 16 16 0
1971 18 18 0
1972 22 22 0
1973 25 25 0
1974 23 23 0
1975 29 29 0
1976 30 30 0
1977 20 20 0
1978 25 25 0
1979 30 30 0
1980 32 32 0
1981 35 35 0
1982 27 27 0
1983 30 30 0
1984 37 37 0
1985 28 28 0
1986 29 29 0
1987 27 27 0
1988 38 38 0
1989 42 42 0
1990 38 38 0
1991 38 38 0
1992 38 38 0
1993 35 35 0
1994 30 30 0
1995 29 29 0
1996 35 35 0
1997 24 24 0
1998 42 42 0
1999 44 44 0
2000 56 56 0
2001 64 64 0
2002 96 96 0
2003 303 303 0
2004 482 476 6
2005 557 557 0
2006 591 591 0
2007 687 687 0
2008 665 665 0
2009 959 959 0
2010 1,090 1,090 0
2011 1,217 1,217 0
2012 1,501 1,501 0
2013 1,723 1,723 0
2014 2,002 2,002 0
2015 2,021 2,021 0

Want to know about the popularity of the Norah baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,594 babies born with the name Norah in the United States. That's more than enough Norahs to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 9 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Norah" was in 2015 with a total of 2,021 babies. (That's a lot of baby Norahs)

According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Norah" ranks #71 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, 69 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 2013. Across the entire United States a total of 1,723 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Norah" mean? The list below shows the origins of Norah as well as things modernly associated with the name Norah such as celebrities named Norah.

Origin and Meaning of Norah

The name "Norah" is of English origin, and it means "Honor". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Norah Jones

Norah Jones is a singer-songwriter, musician, and actress specializing in jazz, blue-eyed soul, blues, and folk music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Norah was born in 1979 as Geetali Norah Jones Shankar in Brooklyn, New York City.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Norah

Norah O'donnell
Norah Vincent

Alternative Meanings

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

Your name in reverse order is "Haron". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Anohr". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Norah born Feb 5, 1961

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Arctic approximately on 750. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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